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Analysts fear the Italian general election result, which has caused stocks to plunge all across Europe, may damage the Portuguese economy.

"Italy might become a major obstacle to Portugal’s return to the markets. If the political uncertainty in the country drags on, or if the elected government end the ongoing structural reforms, the situation in the eurozone will get worse," say analysts contacted by the Lisbon daily.

In that case, the good results Portugal has achieved in the markets since the middle of last year would be undermined, adds Diário Económico.